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6 Amsterdam Hotspots That You Need To Check Out

Amsterdam is the city of indulgences. This is where you go to party the night away, and enjoy the finer things in life. One of our favorite things to do  is find a great cocktail bar in Amsterdam and grab a drink with friends.

With Amsterdam being such a tourist hotspot, finding the right bars can be tricky so we’ve put together a list of some of the best cocktail bars in Amsterdam for you.

Regardless of whether Amsterdam is your primary destination or you just decided to hop on the Thalys for a quick getaway to spend one day in Amsterdam, this city is the perfect place for indulgences.

For those short on time, we’ve gone ahead and pulled together a list of 6 Amsterdam hotspots that you need to check out on your next trip to the city.

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Mr Porter Lounge

The newest player in the game, the Mr Porter Lounge located on the 6th of W Amsterdam Hotel not only provides stunning views of the city, but has a great menu of cocktails on the list. Get there early to grab a spot by the window and watch the city lights.

Note: Check out the bathroom on the 4th floor- this is what music video dreams are made of.

SkyLounge Amsterdam City View sunset

SkyLounge Amsterdam

Located on the 11th floor of the Hilton Doubletree, you won’t find a better view of the city anywhere else. Grab a friend and meet there at night for a cocktail. A rooftop terrace, SkyLounge Amsterdam offers breathtaking 360-degree view of the city and historic old town.

Bar Jones

This hidden gem is located steps from Dam Square and the Red Light District. Grab some friends for a game of pool or game night, and cheap drinks.

The Tailor 

Founded by A.W. Krasnapolsky, a tailor, at the age 22, the aptly named bar is located inside Hotel Krasnapolsky (part of the NH Hotel Group). Together with renowned mixologist and ‘Best Female Bartender Worldwide 2015’ Tess Posthumus, the bar serves comes with the best bespoke cocktails in the city.


Press Room

Serving as the guest living right in the heart of the Ink Hotel, the Press Room not only has a full menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but they serve great cocktails. The cozy setting allows for intimate conversations.


A speakeasy that’s a little hard to find (aren’t all the good ones hard to find?). Get inside and pick from one of three signature drinks.

After exploring the city multiple times, we’ve narrowed down our list to these 6 Amsterdam hotspots that you need to check out next time you’re in town. Being just one of 25 cities in 4 countries that you can reach quickly on the high-speed train, there’s no reason to not explore this wonderfully diverse city more.

With Amsterdam being a quick 3-hour train ride on the Thalys, Amsterdam makes for a wonderful weekend getaway. Filled with bars, museums, and picturesque canals, the city has so much more to offer than the infamous Red Light District.